Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Garden Party Update!

What a time to disappear for 3 days…right before the party! Well, I’m back and just in time! :-) I’ll give you the condensed version of the weekend. We took the boys to the Dizzy Dean All-Stars, 2 hours from home. Although they played hard, we lost. Since my daughter lives in that area, we picked up 2 of my grandsons and brought them home for the week.

Father’s Day was awesome! We had all but 2 of our children home…even that is a rare occasion, so I didn’t get near the computer! Yesterday, was a major “catch up” day and I’m still not caught up! This morning I figured that I had better make the time or it just wasn’t going to happen! So, here we go!

Tomorrow is the big party! I’m so excited!  If this is the first time that you have heard about my Garden Party, here are the details. The party begins at 9am eastern time tomorrow and ends at 9 pm Friday. Please bring a garden, outdoor or summer project to share via linky. Mingle by visiting some of the other projects shown, and make conversation by leaving a comment on the projects that you have found inspiring. There will be different giveaways each day. The details on those are here. It will be a fun and lively party! I am working on a couple of projects to share. This is one that I couldn’t wait to do or share! My daughter found these while we were at the thrift store last week.


She said “These are some cool skewers” and as I looked over, my heart started beating faster…I said “Yes they are. Do you want them?”  She replied “uh-uh, but I thought you might like’em.” ‘Nuff said! I grabbed them out of her hands, took them from her as she offered them and said “These will make awesome garden stakes!”


Even though the ceramic tops are pretty self explanatory, I wanted to dress them up a bit with their names. I thought that a small ceramic tile with their name in vinyl might work. I couldn’t find what I was seeing in my head and started to get discouraged until I found these at Home Depot:


They are awesome! Small glass tiles! They are glued to mesh to hold them together, but they peel up easily. I cut their names out in vinyl with my Craft Robo and stuck them on with Gorilla Super glue. EASY!


Here they are all ready to go out in the garden!


I’ll be bringing them to the party!

Things were still happening even though I was gone! I opened my email yesterday to find that my Dressed up Solar Light


made the top 10 over at the CSI Project for the Dollar Store Challenge!

And my DIY Gazing Ball,

[114_15374.jpg](which I may have found a new stand for)…was featured by Ginger at Super Stinky Boys!

If you are a mom of boys, you gotta check out her blog! (Steph,are you reading this??:)
Thank you ladies for the honor!!!
I still have lots of catching up to do, including returning emails and some more giveway info! So stay tuned and check your email, I haven’t forgotten you! ;-)
I can’t wait to see all your projects!

I’m going to share my markers at these parties:

Show and Tell GreenAll Thingz Related 

Get your craft on Thurs.


  1. Those garden stakes are SUPER CUTE!

  2. Love the garden stakes. Congrats on your two features. That is super cool!!

  3. LOVE those garden stakes!! I see an internet search in my future... ;-) Thanks for sharing and I'll see you at your party later this week!

  4. Well I am soooo glad I didn't want the skewers or we might have ended up in a tussle and someone coulda been stabbed. LOL !! No seriously I knew you'd like em. And yes I will check out that blog !

  5. Hi Sharon,
    Thanks for coming by my place and leaving a comment, and inviting me to your party.

    I'm not sure that little ceramic broken jar is any big thing to post about for your party. I'm sure there will be a lot more inspiring things than that.

    barbara jean

    off to see more of your blog now. =)

  6. Congratulations on your mentions.
    Happy you had a great Father's Day weekend.
    Those are great garden markers, and your touches made them better.
    Have been very excited about your party, but haven't had a chance to get a post ready. I'll try to whip something up before its over.

  7. Thanks for stopping by and of course I will link up to your garden party!!

  8. I love your project (go craft robo!)

  9. What a pretty projects! I like them!

  10. Love those garden markers and what a great idea!

  11. Great garden markers! What a fabulous find! Just found your blog through trendy treehouse creative share, and I'm going to sign up to follow your lovely blog!

  12. Hi Sharon,
    I am ready to link up when it is time.
    Just to let you know, I tried to get here by your HTML code on the side bar, but it did not work.

    see you soon


    barbara jean

  13. Luuuurve those skewers! new follower from trendy treehouse. So many great ideas here :-)

  14. LOVE them! And I'm way ahead of ya girl...I've already linked up every outside/garden craft I've ever done! ;) hope your party is a smashing success! :)

  15. Those veggie garden stakes are SUPER cute! I love upcycle projects:)

  16. Cool stakes. What a fun idea.

  17. I am happy to be your new follower and I am loving these new garden stakes! Too cute!

  18. Love these, Sharon- I'd sure like to find markers like this at the thrift store. :-)

    Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday Garden Party!

  19. What a great idea! I love the garden markers!

  20. Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #12! ~Bridgette

  21. Sharon, these are totally adorable!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -


  22. I love the garden stakes. Great idea for making a mini plaque. What is your craft robo? What kind of labeler do you use? I want to get one but not sure what I should get Thanks, Katharine



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